Behind the Scenes of The Salon Hair & Fashion Show

Behind the Scenes of The Salon Hair & Fashion Show

As you can imagine, organising a big event such as a charity fashion show takes a lot of work. Months of preparation help to make the occasion go off smoothly. The date and venue have to be decided, deciding on the format for the show, advertising the event and various other important decisions have to be made. But then the fun begins….

The Salon team decided that the biggest variety of hairstyles possible to do in one day would be the most fun to do; so hairstyles through the ages, prom and wedding hair could achieve this. Models were sourced, and a variety of ages, sizes and hair lengths would best reflect The Salon patrons. Most of the models were Salon clientele, but it was lovely to include some staff from The Rowans. Mood-boards were made to demonstrate each period or style of both hair and clothing.

Our Salon stylists are very versatile, but we aimed to play to each stylists strengths when allotting models. It became a real team effort on the day, and we all jumped in and helped each other out, from the manager through to the Saturday assistant.

Our day started at 9am. The models arrived in a steady stream; the atmosphere was great, buzzing with creativity and laughter. Many models had styles they’d never dreamed of trying, and friendships blossomed under the heat of a hairdryer!

Onto the venue, where some time was spent with walkthroughs and tweaking the Compares notes and the music order. The models dressed and the guests started to arrive. The atmosphere in the hall was busy and exciting when the show started. All too soon the show was over. All the girls, styling team and models, did a fantastic job, had loads of fun and raised £1,700 for The Rowans Hospice.

All photographs are here

Special thanks to

Helen Collis-Ayoubi– whose tireless efforts helped make the evening go with a real swing!

Ellie– who took some fab photos

Period fashions were supplied by ‘Vintage and Vogue’ of Petersfield, wedding dresses from The Rowans Trading Co. and the prom models supplied their own.